The ultimate briefcase

The best in briefcases is here. Buy one of these chic creations that will make going to work a much more pleasurable experience.

Anumeha Chaturvedi | Print Edition: March 23, 2008

Hidesign Camden
Made from classic Hidesign leather, this laptop-compatible bag comes with artisan-crafted brass buckles and detachable shoulder straps.
Price: 6,445
Available at: Hidesign stores across the country

Hidesign I-bag
The regular leather I-bag from Hidesign is your contemporary zipped top laptop-compatible bag.
Price: Rs 5,645
Available at: Hidesign stores across the country

Aigner Urban Light
The light backstitches on this laptop bag add to the clearly defined style.
Price: Rs 22,500
Available at: Aigner Boutique at the ITC Maurya, New Delhi

Aigner Evolution
It’s from the Evolution line of Aigner and is made of Vaccheta leather with striking saddle-stitched seams.
Price: Rs 69,000
Available at: Aigner
Boutique at the ITC Maurya, New Delhi

Louis Vuitton Desou Grizzli
Make your woman proud by flaunting this Taiga leather masterpiece with the quintessential LV logo.
Price: On request
Available at: The Louis Vuitton Store at The Oberoi, New Delhi

The sleek design of the charcoal grey Gucci laptop bag ensures that you make a lasting impression on those who matter.
Price: Rs 27,950
Available at: The Gucci Store at The Oberoi, New Delhi and at The Galleria, Mumbai


Hidesign's Carlos Cowdeer Black

We take Hidesign’s Carlos Cowdeer Black, one of the best briefcases in business, and tell you how to fit all your necessities into it.

1. RIM BlackBerry 8820
The ultimate BlackBerry, the 8820 features a GPS receiver, 3G connectivity and good looks. But crucially, it remains a fantastic e-mail access device.
Price: Rs 31,990**

2. Transcend JetFlash Drive
You need some easily portable memory? Then the Transcend Flash Drive is the best bet for you. Prices keep dropping and these are available even at stationery outlets now.
Price: Rs 850 (4GB) Rs 450 (2GB)*

3. Apple iPod Classic
The ultimate portable media player? Well, there are other players out there, but the iPod’s intuitive interface and rock-solid build keep it at the numero uno position.
Price: Rs 17,500 (80GB), Rs 24,500 (160GB) inclusive of taxes

4. Nokia N82
In case you are the sort of person who uses two mobile devices, this is a very good phone to keep beside the BlackBerry. The N82 has a great five-megapixel camera and a GPS receiver with Nokia Maps and three months navigation free.
Price: Rs 28,000**

5. Lenovo Y510 Laptop
The road-warrior needs a laptop that functions well, not just to get your presentations done, but also as an entertainment device. This machine has a 4.1 Dolby sound system with an in-built Harmon Kardon sub-woofer at its base. With a 15.4-inch borderless widescreen LCD, a 1.3 megapixel integrated camera, Wi-Fi, 160GB hard disk and 1GB of DDR2 memory to run Windows Vista, this is a very capable and good-looking laptop.
Price: Rs 48,990 plus taxes (Lenovo Y510 775842Q)

6. Bose QC3 Noise
Cancelling Headphones The QC3s have decent audio playback, but the reason you get these headphones is to cut out the drone from the engines on aircraft. These headphones work wonderfully well and are very comfortable on your ears.
Price: Rs 21,263 inclusive of taxes

7. Western Digital
Passport External Hard Drive The WD Passport range has been out for a while and the latest Passport external drives have storage for 250 GB of music, movies and presentations.
Price: Rs 8,000 (250GB), Rs 5,500 (160GB) plus taxes

*Market prices and are only indicative
** Retail prices, but mobile devices are available at less than the indicated prices

— Kushan Mitra

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